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Life on the road in Lagos is really, really tough.
To compound things, policeman hanging out on roundabout pulls us over demands the trunk opened then gets in the face of my driver, threatens him.
Driver tells me it’ll likely take him “around three hours” to refuel tonight. It’s 8.30pm on a Sunday. Not cool.
Bumper-to-bumper jam for fuel in Ikeja, Lagos. Around two miles long by my reckoning. Biblical traffic here.
I never knew Joe Frank but listening to his segment on @onthemedia I’m reminded of Chris Morris’ Blue Jam, British surrealist humour I’m sure now must have been influenced by Frank.
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